Island News

NEW DELHI, 26 Aug 2016/--/A delegation of DANICS (Delhi Andaman & Nicobar Islands Civil Service) Officers’ Association led by its President, Shri Vishvamohan and General Secretary, Shri Balwan S. Jaglan, called on...
Port Blair, 26 Aug 2016/--/A year-long program, “MAA – Mother’s Absolute Affection”, was launched today at the G.B. Pant Hospital auditorium for the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding practices through...
Port Blair, 26 Aug 2016/--/The enthusiasm and motivational level of all the team members of NABARD, A&N  Regional Office led by Shri Hemant Songadkar, GM/OIC reached  its peak when Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Lt. Governor...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 26 Aug 2016/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today gave a three-month ultimatum to the Union government by saying if issues like Adhar card, moratorium of repayment of loans and central intervention in matters controlled by the state were not resolved by the NDA government, hundreds and...
Kolkata, 26 Aug 2016/--/Miffed with the dogged defiance of senior Congress leader and PAC chairman Manas Bhunia towards the state leadership, party MLAs today recommended suspension and disciplinary action against him to the AICC. The decision was taken at the meeting of Congress Legislature Party...

Sports News

Kolkata, 23 Aug 2016/--/President Pranab Mukherjee today launched Akashvani Maitree channel for Bengali listeners and its website, an initiative which will provide a platform for blending content both from India and...
Rohtak, 18 Aug 2016/--/Rohtak today erupted in joy and celebrations after local girl Sakshi Malik made Haryana and the country proud by winning a Bronze medal in wrestling at the Rio Olympics. People from all walks of...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING, 26 Aug 2016/--/Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Sabha members today voted and unanimously passed a resolution to remove Bhupendra Pradhan (Pradeep Pradhan) as the GTA chairman. Pradhan is also the GTA...
DARJEELING, 24 Aug 2016/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today received a major blow after the party’s vice president, Bhupendra (Pradip) Pradhan, who is also one of its founding members, quit to join the Trinamool...
DARJEELING, 24 Aug 2016/--/More than 200 voluntary teachers of primary schools in the hills today burned the effigy of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Sabhasad Roshan Giri in Darjeeling town and submitted a mass...

National News

NEW DELHI, 26 Aug 2016/--/India today asked Pakistan not to remain in a "denial" mode regarding its support to cross- border terrorism as the war of words between the two countries intensified. In his latest response to...
NEW DELHI, 26 Aug 2016/--/Enunciating his vision to rapidly transform India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said there is a need to change laws, eliminate unnecessary procedures and speed up processes to go beyond "...

Business News

Mumbai, 24 Aug 2016/--/The rupee turned shaky against the US dollar and depreciated by five paise to end at 67.11 after a brief overnight recovery due to some demand for the American currency. A modest rebound in the...
Mumbai, 24 Aug 2016/--/Gold edged lower in listless trade for the third session at the bullion market here on Wednesday due to lack of buying interest from stockists and retailers. Silver slipped Rs 425 per kg on...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 24 Aug 2016/--/Equities cruised between gains and losses amid volatility, while late buying helped it to end up by 69.73 points to retain the psychological 28K-level ahead of August month derivative expiry day on Thursday. Trading in small range loomed by not so supportive Asian peers with...

Political Delicacies

14 Aug 2016/--/Mayawati has big prospects to be the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh replacing Akhilesh Yadav after the next assembly elections in 2017. Already the exodus has begun in other polit...
7 Aug 2016/--/Please speak up Mr Prime Minister. This is the outcry from the Dalit allies of Narendra Modi and even the Dalit MPs in the BJP. Pressure has mounted on the Prime Minister who has not utt...

North Bengal News

MALDA, 26 Aug 2016/--/A gang of armed dacoits veiling themselves under burqa looted the house of an affluent merchant and fled away ornaments worth more than few lakhs and large amount of cash at Purbapara village of...
SILIGURI, 26 Aug 2016/--/Colgate Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care, has introduced a new electrifying blue gel toothpaste called Colgate MaxfreshPowerFreeze–an intense minty variant packed with...
SILIGURI, 26 Aug 2016/--/UTI Master Growth Unit Scheme that was launched on January 18, 1993 became UTI Top 100 from 20 May 2009 with some changes. Though this fund invests largely in large-cap investments, it is not...

Echo World

Tokyo, 18 Aug 2016/--/A recent remark by US Vice President Joe Biden that America wrote Japan's Constitution is raising some eyebrows in Japan. A popular front-page column in the national Asahi newspaper said this week...
Berlin, 18 Aug 2016/--/Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year has brought Islamic extremism to Germany. German news agency dpa quotes Merkel as saying that "...

Reflex Action

26 Aug 2016/--/The successor to the charismatic current RBI Governor Dr. Raghuram G Rajan by an equally foreign-trained economist from renowned global institutions Dr Urjit Patel early next month has not set the markets afire. As one perceptive observer said the difference between the two governors...

Editorial

26 Aug 2016/--/It is now a confirmed fact that very sensitive data regarding the operational parameters of the five Scorpene ‘stealth’ submarines now under construction (one already built) by a French company for the Indian navy, have been leaked. There is some dubiety about whether the leak was from India or France. But there is no doubt that very sensitive data have been compromised. Defence Min...